Welcome to Skopje, the capital of the Republic of North Macedonia. A city with old tradition and culture, yet a modern city that presents Macedonia’s major political, economic, educational and cultural center. Attractive tourist destination with excellent food and hospitable hosts, abundance of cultural and historical monuments and beautiful surrounding. Existing for 2,500 years, Skopje is the city of many cultures and civilizations, from ancient to Byzantine, from Ottoman to modern.
The classical tour of Skopje is walking tour of app. 2.5 km that if you follow you can experience the culture of the city. The main promenade of street Macedonia the city that connects the new and the historical part of the city, with the main square of Skopje in the middle. Today after the reconstruction of some of the old buildings destroyed in the 1963 earthquake and the newly erected avenue of the national heroes tells the story of the city and the history of the country.
- The old Railway station – the museum of Skopje
- Mother Theresa – memorial house
- Statue of Alexander the Great of Macedonia
- The Stone Bridge
Across the most beautiful bridge, most probably built by Justinian the Great, born in the city, the trails leads you to historical town which is today known as the old bazaar. With its medieval and Ottoman architecture, numerous little craftsman shops, Skopje’s Old Bazaar remains one of the biggest and the most colorful centers of its kind.
- Daut Pasha Hamam, Chifte Hammam, Suli Han, Kapan Han
- Old Bezisten and the traditional artisan shops
- The church of the Sv. Spas, Mustapha Pasha Mosque
- The Fortress Kale
The natural escape for the locals and the tourists in Skopje are the Mount Vodno and The Matka Canyon. Located on the south side of Skopje with Krstovar peak on 1066 highest peak, the Millennium Cross was built in 2002, one of the biggest Christian Crosses in the world. On Vodno west side is Matka or “The womb”. One of the most magnificent regions in Macedonia, a mystical place with vertical rocks concealing numerous caves, ancient temples, medieval churches and monasteries. It is a hidden jewel of nature with emerald green waters, abundance of flora, around 1.000 plant species of which 20% endemic or very rare. A habitat for over 100 bird species of which vultures and eagles among the most interesting ones.